Transcript of the oral history of Lou Coppola. Coppola spent almost a half-century in broadcasting, including as a successful sales executive. He first worked for Armed Forces Radio in Korea for two years, then spent the rest of his career with Sacramento’s KCRA AM/KCTC FM. At the time of Lou’s retirement in 1996, KCRA AM had been sold and was KGNR AM. Lou created two audience on-air promotion programs in the ʼ80s and ʼ90s, a worldwide travel talk program and the staging of big band music dances with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Legend bands. After retiring, Lou founded the Northern California Big Band Music Preservation Society, which staged monthly dances featuring local Sacramento bands and orchestras. The interview took place April 12, 2017, and was recorded by Vic Biondi as part of the Valley Broadcast Legends Oral Histories project. Click hereto stream the video of this oral history.
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